Townhall: Well, it’s official. Virginia is on lockdown. It already unofficially was, but now Gov. Ralph Northam has made it an official order. It is in effect until Jun 10 or unless otherwise amended. There is still a ban on outdoor gatherings of 10 people or more. Gov. Northam said trips to the bank, the grocery store, medical assistance, or seeking emergency help were the only reasons why one should go outside. He urges Virginians to do their part in helping the state contain the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. As for enforcement, it was a waffled answer. Those violating the 10 people or more rule at public gatherings could be facing class I misdemeanor charges. Overall, there isn’t much teeth to this order. In Maryland, it’s a crime that comes with a $5,000 fine and/or up to a year in jail.
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